Realex was founded by Colm Lyon in 2000

Realex, the online payments service provider founded by Irish entrepreneur Colm Lyon, reported a €1.7 million pretax profit for the seven months endin(...)

Colm Lyons  to target the UK market. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

Realex founder Colm Lyon is firing up his next venture, having secured office space in Europe’s largest fintech hub in London in a bid to target (...)

Realex processes about €28 billion worth of transactions a year on behalf of its 12,500 clients, which include Virgin Atlantic, Aer Lingus and Paddy Power

Irish-founded online payments firm Realex, which was acquired by the US firm Global Payments for €115 million in March, is to create 50 new jobs in Du(...)

IAG’s takeover of Aer Lingus was one of the biggest M&A deals recorded in the first six months of 2015

M&A activity in Ireland fell in the first half of 2015, according to a new review. A total of 45 mergers and acquisitions worth €35.1 billion took(...)

Realex founder and chief executive  Colm Lyon. Realex can lay claim to being one of the few truly indigenous tech companies to make it big. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/Image Bureau

At 52, Colm Lyon is no wunderkind of the tech world. He has been ploughing away at the e-payments game for more than 15 years. Yesterday, he struck go(...)

The Realex payments management team:  Paul Davey, chief financial officer; Gary Conroy, chief operating officer; Andrew Yoakley, head of business development; Morgan Hammersley, chief information officer; Colm Lyon, chief executive and founder; Ciarán Cassidy, head of product management and Owen O Byrne, chief product architect. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

Businessman Colm Lyon and his wife Niamh look set to pocket up to €90 million from the sale of their online payments business, Realex. The firm(...)